The Shelby District offers many great Scouting activities throughout the year, so check this page often and get your unit involved today! For the most current schedule of activities, check out the Shelby District Newsletter page at http://shelbydistrict.com/newsletter/ and the official Shelby District calendar.
A monthly meeting where leaders share resources and swap stories; held the first Thursday of every month at Riverchase Church of Christ. The address is 1868 Montgomery Hwy S., Birmingham, AL 35244. The Roundtable starts at 7pm with the District Commissioner meeting being at 6pm. At the same time as the Roundtable (7pm), the Muscogee Chapter of the Coosa Lodge (Order of the Arrow) also holds their monthly meeting.
The Shelby District Merit Badge Day is a one-day event where scouts can work on a variety of merit badges.
Training event for all Cub Scout, Boy Scout, and Venturing Leaders.
Basic Adult Leader Outdoor Orientation (BALOO) is a one-day course designed as an introduction to the Cub Scout outdoor program for leaders and adults interested in adding a camping component to their Pack activities. For a Pack to hold a Pack campout, it is required that at least one BALOO-trained adult is present at the campout.
Introduction to Outdoor Leader Skills (IOLS) is required training for Scoutmasters and Asst. Scoutmasters. Working as patrols, this hands-on course provides adult leaders the practical outdoor skills they need to lead Scouts in the out-of-doors. Upon completion, leaders should feel comfortable teaching Scouts the basic skills required to obtain the First Class rank. Along with Scoutmaster Specifics this course is required of all direct contact leaders registered in Boy Scout Troops and Varsity Scout Teams, in order to be considered “trained”.
A weekend where the Boy Scouts of Shelby district show off their Scout skills, by competing in events, hosting demonstrations, and enjoying the fellowship of Scouting; held in February each year. More information about the Shelby District Camporee can be found at http://shelbydistrict.com/camporee.
Jamboree-on-the-Air, or JOTA, is the largest Scouting event in the world. It is held annually the third full weekend in October. JOTA uses amateur radio (a.k.a. ham radio) to link Scouts and hams around the world, around the nation, and in your own community. This jamboree requires no travel, other than to a nearby amateur radio operator’s ham shack. You can find out more information by clicking here.
Test your culinary skills against other cast iron chefs in the Shelby District. We are bringing back the Cast Iron Chef Competition.
A week of fun and learning for all Cub Scouts and Webelos Scouts. This annual week-long activity is typically held the first full week of June at Oak Mountain State Park.
The annual district-wide pinewood derby race for Cub Scouts of all ages in the Shelby District. The Shelby District adheres to the Greater Alabama Council rules for Pinewood Derby. You can find the latest rules at http://shelbydistrict.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/04/2017-GAC-PWD-Rules.pdf.
Shelby District Adult Leader Recognition Banquet
A district-wide celebration to recognize leaders within the Shelby District and to reflect upon the past year’s accomplishments.
Scouting for Food
The Shelby District holds an annual food drive to support the Salvation Army Food Pantry of Shelby County. The event is typically held in the early Spring. The latest information can be found at http://shelbydistrict.com/scouting-for-food/.
Shelby Day of Service
Our yearly district service day will be held on a Saturday in May. This year we will spend a day at Oak Mountain State Park helping the park ranger all over the park.